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Theatre Workshops

Director Àlex Rigola
 
It takes years to complete professional training, but a positive experience is something you carry with you for the rest of your life. This new project for the Theatre sector of the Biennale di Venezia intends to turn this city into a place for meeting, learning, for practical training and for debate on the dramatic arts at an international level, involving the public and professionals from the world over for a deeper reflection on what it means to ‘do theatre today’.
 
The Theatre Biennale will not only feature some of the most important international productions, but above all it will become a “meeting point” where public and professionals can exchange knowledge and information, where actors, directors, set designers, lighting designers, playwrights, teachers, theoreticians and personnel will be able to share their experiences, theorize, observe and think, accompanied by some of the most active and important Masters of Contemporary Theatre.
 
If a campus is the complex of buildings that serves as a venue for higher education, then “our” workshops are the city of Venice, with the beauty and importance of its history and its art, and “our” buildings are the great Masters of Contemporary Theatre who will accompany us through our two-year commitment, such as Thomas Ostermeier, Romeo Castellucci, Rodrigo García, Jan Lauwers, Ricardo Bartís, Calixto Bieito, and Jan Fabre.
 
The experience with each of them will take place in two phases: the first in 2010 (October through December) and in February-March 2011 will last one week, in which they will work with professional actors/actresses and directors; the second will take place from October 10 to 16, 2011 as part of the 41st International Contemporary Theatre Festival, and will include a second week-long workshop (with a more restricted group of professionals chosen from the first work group selected) with a final presentation open to the public.
Àlex Rigola
 
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS from professional actors and directors
WORKSHOPS October-December 2010  /  February-March 2011
 
12 > 16 October 2010
 
22 > 26 October 2010
 
25 > 29 October 2010
 
30 November > 4 December 2010
 
27 > 31 December 2010

Calixto Bieito
7 > 11 February 2011


Jan Fabre
21 > 25 March 2011
 

A maximum of 20 professional actors and 1 assistant director
will be admitted to each workshop.
Among the participants selected for the workshops, each director will select a team with which to develop the research process in 2011, as part of the 41st International Theatre Festival (10 > 16 October).
 

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION TO THE 7 WORKSHOPS 2010-2011

• PERFORMERS
The applicants as performer must send the following, no later than the deadline date:
 
a) a letter of motivation (pdf or rtf) specifying the selected workshop
b) artistic curriculum vitae (pdf or rtf) with all required contacts (max 2 pages)
c) optional video with maximum length 3’ (provide only a link to the webpage on which the videos may be seen)
d) portrait and full-body photos
 
ASSISTANT DIRECTORS
The applicants as assistant director must send the following, no later than the deadline:
 
a) a letter of motivation (pdf or rtf) specifying the selected workshop
b) artistic curriculum vitae (pdf or rtf) with all required contacts (max 2 pages)
c) optional video with maximum length 3’ (provide only a link to the webpage on which the videos may be seen)
 
 
The selection will be made by the directors conducting the workshops.
The results of the selection will be made public at least 15 days before the beginning of each workshop only to the selected participants.
 
PARTICIPATION COSTS
The participation fee for each workshop is 300 Euro.
Any other costs (travel, room, board etc.) will be at the expense of the participants.